While courts have concluded the federal government can waive virtually any laws it wants to build walls on the US-Mexico border, the same can’t be said for Texas Governor Greg Abbot’s promised state efforts.
Bridge to the Ancestors: Indigenous Run Decries Colonial Violence in Texas
Racist mascots. Fossil fuel extraction. Murdered and missing indigenous women. Native runners highlight the high cost of continuing colonial domination in the United States and along the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
‘Dangerous Joke’ Private Border Wall to Police Itself Under Legal Settlement
Federal authorities have reached a deal that gives builders of the privately funded fence control over where to inspect for damage and leeway over which issues they choose to repair. Perla Trevizo and Jeremy Schwartz ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Border Updates […]
We Must Turn Solidarity with Ukraine into a New Standard For All Refugees
Rather than argue over how differently some of us are supporting people based on where they come from, we should argue over the strategies needed to move from “Ukrainian refugees welcome” to “all refugees welcome” and “freedom of movement.”
National Butterfly Center smeared by Pizzagate-style disinfo campaign closing ‘for the immediate future’
Center Director Marianna Treviño-Wright says ‘psyops’ harassment and a recent violent confrontation preceded decision to close.
Laredo Medical Equipment Plant Spewing Cancer-Causing Pollution on Schoolchildren
Nobody told Yaneli Ortiz’s family that the factory they lived near emitted ethylene oxide. Not when the EPA found it causes cancer. Not when she was diagnosed with leukemia.
Remembering Laura Sánchez
Two longtime migrant rights activists remember their compañera’s dedication to sanctuary in principal and action, as hopes rise for restoring a just U.S. asylum policy. Marisol Cortez In the summer of 2020, I asked Jack Elder to write a piece remembering Laura Sánchez, his friend and confederate in the Sanctuary […]
‘Lamborghini’ Border Wall About to Topple into the Rio Grande
Trump supporters funded a private border wall on the banks of the Rio Grande, helping the builder secure $1.7 billion in federal contracts. But experts say the wall is already critically failing. Jeremy Schwartz and Perla Trevizo Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of […]